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Re: how to _paste_ hyperlink into notebook

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  • Subject: [mg100890] Re: how to _paste_ hyperlink into notebook
  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <Alexei.Boulbitch at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 04:45:24 -0400 (EDT)

I sometimes save code examples and whole discussions from this group
and make a hyperlink in the body of the notebook pointing back to the
page. I've installed the CoLT add-on for Firefox, and made a new
submenu item in the right click popup menu

Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["%T", BaseStyle->"Hyperlink", ButtonData->{URL
["%U"], None}, ButtonNote-> "%U"]], "Text"]

In the Mathematica notebook, in an empty cell, press Shift+Ctrl+E,
select the expression, paste over it, press Shift+Ctrl+E

It works but surely there must be a more canonical and easier way that
I've missed? A palette button that takes an <a href= and insert a

Hi, Igor,

1. Copy the internet address
2. Mark a desired portion of you text in the text cell of your notebook that you want to transform into the hyperlink, 
3. Go to Menu > Insert > Hyperlink
4. In the dialog window that will appear check the radio button "Other Notebook of URL"
5. Paste the internet address into the text field right from the radio button. Press OK. Done.

or type in the Input cell and execute the following:

Hyperlink[Igors_question, \


Have fun, Alexei 

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